The Queen of the Night - Act II: The Cave of Queens and Courtesans: Chapter Nine Summary & Analysis

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The winter after being sold to the Tenor, Lilliet sang for a jury of voice professors at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. This was a famous music school who trained singers, dancers and musicians for the honor of performing for Emperor Napoléon III and his wife, Empress Eugénie. The professors told Lilliet that she is a Falcon Soprano and explained that it is a powerful - but extremely fragile - voice. While Lilliet has the tone and the strength of a normal soprano, her voice could break itself at any time. Lilliet is told that she will have to work extra hard to make up for her lack of a proper education if she is accepted.

Lilliet left the school, and her future self-muses on the restrictions caused by her registration...

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